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PAWS OF HONOR INC

Two Heroes, One Leash™

Williamsburg, VA   |  www.pawsofhonor.org
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PAWS OF HONOR INC

EIN: 47-5643489


Mission

The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge* for retired military and law enforcement dogs that have served our country, locally or globally. Service dogs deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country and the monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the dog has been decommissioned.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Mr. Bob Youngblood

Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Ryan Hennig

Main address

1158 Professional Dr Suite G

Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA

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EIN

47-5643489

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Law enforcement

Veterinary medicine

Population served info

Veterans

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Across the nation, there are retired military working dogs and law enforcement K9s, which like any animal, need proper medical care, medications, and needed physical therapy to live healthy, happy lives. Because of the demanding nature of their jobs, many of these dogs require extra care for problems such as arthritis, separation anxiety and pain management. When working dogs retire from active duty, usually around the age of 10, the dogs’ benefits cease, including veterinary care and dog food. ALL expenses become the responsibility of the officer/handler/owner. The senior years of a dog’s life are the most critical and expensive with approximately 40% of the lifetime veterinary expense for dogs occurring in the last two years of their lives. This meaning their handler could expect upwards of $5,000 - $20,000+ in veterinary bills in the final few years. These K9s and their human partners DESERVE BETTER in return for their commitment and service to our country.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Paws of Honor

The goal of Paws of Honor is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge* for retired military and law enforcement dogs that have served our country, locally or globally. Service dogs deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country and the monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the dog has been decommissioned.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated 2023

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Affiliated Veterinary and Animal Care centers.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Paws of Honor

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Veterinary Hospitals, clinics, and animal care centers who have partnered with Paws of Honor to offer our program K9's medical services at a discounted rate.

Number of US States.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Paws of Honor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

States with retired Law Enforcement and Military canines in the Paws of Honor program.

Number of Active program members.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Paws of Honor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of retired K9's in the Paws of Honor program receiving medical services and care at no-cost to the family/handler.

Number of agencies represented.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Paws of Honor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of military, law enforcement, and first responder agencies and departments represented by our Paws of Honor retired K9's.

Total number of retired canines assisted by the program since inception.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Paws of Honor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of retired canines in the Paws of Honor program who have (or continue) to receive medical care at no cost to the family or handler.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Paws of Honor is working to provide veterinary medical care and treatment, prescription medication, needed physical therapy, specialty diets and therapeutic products for retired police and military working dogs with no out-of-pocket expense to their handler/owner/family.



*Based on charitable contributions

Paws of Honor partners with select veterinarians and animal hospitals across the country to provide veterinary medical care and treatment, prescription medication, needed physical therapy, specialty diets and therapeutic products for the retired K9s.

With the support of veterinary supply companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and dog food companies, we use charitable contributions from private and corporate partners to provide these services with the goal of zero cost* to the handler. These services and products are available to retired K9 and handler teams at Old Dominion Animal Health Center (ODAH Center) centrally located in McLean, VA, Hudson Veterinary Hospital located in Hudson, Ohio and other affiliated veterinary partners across the nation.

*Based on charitable contributions

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

PAWS OF HONOR INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.15

Average of 0.89 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.4

Average of 1.9 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 4% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

PAWS OF HONOR INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PAWS OF HONOR INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$11,422 -$120,865 $108,103 $1,176,457 $157,780
As % of expenses -11.0% -5.8% 2.1% 17.4% 1.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$11,422 -$124,056 $101,723 $1,169,709 $152,184
As % of expenses -11.0% -6.0% 2.0% 17.3% 1.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $92,304 $1,951,873 $5,225,064 $7,932,106 $8,488,481
Total revenue, % change over prior year 29.9% 2014.6% 167.7% 51.8% 7.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 108.0% 98.7% 99.8% 99.7% 99.7%
Other revenue -8.0% 1.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $103,726 $2,072,738 $5,119,036 $6,755,491 $8,324,028
Total expenses, % change over prior year 80.9% 1898.3% 147.0% 32.0% 23.2%
Personnel 0.0% 1.0% 0.8% 1.8% 2.1%
Professional fees 8.9% 14.6% 12.9% 11.1% 13.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Pass-through 88.7% 9.0% 5.6% 5.5% 7.9%
All other expenses 2.4% 75.2% 80.4% 81.2% 76.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $103,726 $2,075,929 $5,125,416 $6,762,239 $8,329,624
One month of savings $8,644 $172,728 $426,586 $562,958 $693,669
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $19,141 $0 $0 $11,411
Total full costs (estimated) $112,370 $2,267,798 $5,552,002 $7,325,197 $9,034,704

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.6 1.4
Months of cash and investments 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.6 1.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.7 -0.7 0.0 2.1 1.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $36,779 $167,296 $247,823 $355,419 $990,159
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $1,033,769 $598,769
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $19,140 $19,140 $24,216 $35,626
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 16.7% 50.0% 67.4% 61.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 62.1% 157.1% 102.3% 20.0% 25.9%
Unrestricted net assets $14,885 -$109,171 -$7,448 $1,162,261 $1,314,445
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $14,885 -$109,171 -$7,448 $1,162,261 $1,314,445

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Mr. Bob Youngblood

Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Ryan Hennig

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

PAWS OF HONOR INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Bob Youngblood

Old Dominion Animal Health Center

Term: 2016 -

Cassie Browne

Old Dominion Animal Health Center

Buck Drummond

DVM

Ryan Hennig

K9 Handler

Kelley DeConciliis

SASSI

Matthew Brunke

DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, CCMT

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/31/2023

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Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/31/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser